In pictures: 100 years of Bollywood 1973 to 1983
May 12, 2013
Amitabh Bachchan The son of a noted poet, Amitabh Bachchan arrived in Mumbai with a letter of introduction from Indira Gandhi. It didn’t even get him a job at the government-controlled All-India Radio. But when Dev Anand turned down Zanjeer — because???
R D Burman The son of a legendary music composer, Sachin Dev Burman, and thus royalty from the north-eastern state of Tripura, Rahul Dev Burman was the sound of the 1970s. He defined its revolutionary tone, its devil-may-care attitude, the beginning of B???
Rekha Rekha was the daughter of South Indian film star Gemini Ganesan and Pushpavalli. When she started out, she was overweight and the caked-on make-up couldn’t conceal her bad skin and facial hair. But nothing could conceal the joy with which she res???
Shabana Azmi There was another show in town, the alternative cinema, and Shabana Azmi was the face of that cinema along with Smita Patil, Naseeruddin Shah and Om Puri. She too was the daughter of a poet, Kaifi Azmi, and had grown up, at least for some ye???
Yash Chopra Last year, dengue claimed Yash Chopra, who made some of the most powerful films of the 1970s, many of them starring Amitabh Bachchan. His Deewaar was said to be based on the life of a gangster, Haji Mastan, who had by then reformed and compla???